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Why Use a Retained Executive Search Firm?

How you hire executive-level talent for your company is a critical decision that can impact your whole business. It’s estimated that onboarding a new employee can cost roughly $240,000, and that’s just for a second-level manager position. This number covers hiring costs, compensation, and the price associated with maintaining an employee. If you make a

How to Build a Successful Demand Generation Team

Demand generation encompasses marketing tactics and strategies used to generate interest and demand for a company’s products or services. What Is Demand Generation? Demand generation can include a variety of communication channels from blog posts and social media messaging to targeted promotions and list creation. When all is said and done, demand gen is typically

When to Hire General Counsel

Company Size and Legal Needs In an age when outsourcing is the trend, and companies are relying on outside contractors more than ever to help grow their business and expand their position in the marketplace, it can be difficult to know how and when to in source specialized professional services. Specially, when should a company

Why Nearly Half of All Executive Searches Fail

Thanks to technology, anytime you need to fill a position you can post the job online and have a plethora of applicants within a week. You would think that such a large applicant pool would make filling positions easy, but this isn’t always the case, especially when it comes to executive searches. Many people are

Our Most Popular Articles of 2020

Cowen Partners is a national executive search firm and we give our clients access to the top 1% of human capital to create opportunities that accelerate their growth and market share. With Cowen Partners, clients can grow at scale, create value, and drive results with world class talent. Below are some of our most popular

Top 20 CFO Interview Questions

Top 20 CFO Interview Questions – CFO Search Firm Cowen Partners is a national executive search firm specializing in CFO searches. We have put together the top 20 CFO interview questions so that you can be confident in your hiring decision. 20 CFO Interview Questions Are they asking intelligent questions about the job and the job opportunity?

Diversity Recruiting

Search firms best serve their clients by making a commitment to finding minority candidates. According to Shawn Cole, president and founding partner of Cowen Partners, knowing sources of alternative qualified prospects and digging deeper into the demands of roles can greatly improve diversity recruiting. All too often, search firms compare themselves to the professional services

Chief Legal Officer Job Description

Chief Legal Officer Job Description The Chief Legal Officer is the head of the corporate legal department and is responsible for the legal affairs of the entire corporation. This role includes providing legal counsel to the board of directors, chairman of the board, chief executive officer and other senior management. CLOs must possess strong initiative, as well

What Makes a Great Chief Operating Officer

Everyone knows the major role a CEO plays in a company, but fewer people understand the significance of a COO. A chief operating officer is typically in charge of the daily operations of a company, and the duties required of this role can vary widely between businesses. The COO role is often seen as the

How to Find a World Class CEO for Your Company

A chief executive officer is the highest-ranking executive position in a company. When looking to fill this role in your company, you’ll receive plenty of applications from people with acceptable backgrounds and experience who will do an adequate job in the position. However, you don’t want an average executive officer, and you shouldn’t settle for

Sales Team Compensation

You need to build a solid sales team to lead your business, and one way to attract top sales performers is offering the right sales team compensation plan. If it’s your first time setting up a sales team, however, it can be difficult to determine which incentives to offer your team. By breaking down the

How to Avoid Interview Fatigue When Hiring Executive Leaders

Interviews don’t solely benefit the company hiring for a position. Candidates also learn a lot during this process. They get an opportunity to see how your company works and receive a first impression of the business. When trying to hire top candidates, especially executives, it’s imperative to have a smooth hiring process. A significant part

CEO Job Description

Chief Executive Officer Job Description   Start your CEO job description with an introductory paragraph that gives the prospective CEO applicant a few details about your company and the working environment. This is your chance to set your company apart from the rest. Taking 2-3 sentences to shape your pitch to the ideal candidate means

How to Choose the Right Top Performing Salespeople to Hire

How to Choose the Right Top Performing Salespeople to Hire   Hiring salespeople is a serious investment for your business. According to the Harvard Business Review, U.S. businesses spend $15 billion annually on sales training and $800 billion on sales force compensation. Salespeople are the driving force behind customer acquisition and revenue generation so it’s

What is the Difference Between a General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer?

What is the Difference Between a General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer? In-house legal advisors are invaluable to a company. They understand the ins and outs of your business which gives them a better grasp of the potential risks and threats your company faces. High-level positions in charge of your company’s legal matters are even

Succession Planning For The C-Suite

Corporate Succession Planning Succession planning is a process for identifying and developing new leaders who can replace old leaders when they leave, retire or die. Succession planning increases the availability of experienced and capable employees that are prepared to assume these roles as they become available. Taken narrowly, “replacement planning” for key roles is the heart of succession planning.

The 3 Growth Stages of Sales Hiring for Your Startup

The 3 Growth Stages of Sales Hiring for Your Startup   At the very beginning stages of a startup there are very few employees, and most of the time a sales representative is not one of them. This means you, as the CEO or founder, are likely the person in charge of pitching and selling

15 Important Questions to Ask When Interviewing a COO

15 Important Questions to Ask When Interviewing a COO The chief operating officer of a company is a senior executive level position typically second in command to the chief executive officer. A COO is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of your business and works to execute the company’s overall business plan. In most cases,

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Successful Sales Team

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Successful Sales Team A large part of a company’s success depends on its sales team, which means you need to make sure you’re hiring the right salespeople for your business. Of course, hiring the right people for your company is easier said than done. According to the Harvard Business

Chief Legal Officer | Ultimate Hiring Guide

Companies Need Business Minded General Counsels, Enter the Chief Legal Officer General counsels are currently expected to take on more responsibilities than ever before within their organizations. In the past, their main job was to guard the company against legal and ethical offenses, but the role is so much more than that now. In addition

Interview: Chief Revenue Officer Questions

Interview: Chief Revenue Officer Questions Cowen Partners has assembled a list of the top Chief Revenue Officer interview questions for CEOs and Founders to hire a qualified sales leader.  Before we start, do you have any questions I can answer? Tell me about your ability to work under pressure? What field/ industry experience do you

The Best Portland Executive Search Firm

The Best Portland Executive Search Firm It is not easy to find a top candidate for an executive role. The process is time-consuming, expensive, and competitive. An executive search firm, however, makes the recruitment process a whole lot easier. A search firm can find some of the best high-level candidates and will even recruit impressive

COO Qualifications

COO Qualifications | COO Executive Search Firm Cowen Partners has put together a list of COO Qualifications for client companies. The chief operating officer (COO) is a senior executive tasked with overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of a business. The COO typically reports directly to the chief executive officer (CEO) and is considered to be second in the chain of

The Making of a Private Equity Portfolio Company CEO

The Making of a Private Equity Portfolio Company CEO CEO turnover within private equity portfolio companies is shockingly high. According to a 2017 survey by AlixPartners, as many as 58 percent of private equity CEOs are replaced within the first two years of acquisition. Switching CEOs after two years can be detrimental to a PE

Are You Ready For a Private Equity Investment?

Are You Ready For a Private Equity Investment? Cowen Partners is a national private equity executive search firm. Working with startups and pre-IPO companies, Cowen Partners has vast private equity and venture capital experience. Whether you are the CEO/founder of a startup or an older, privately held business, there may come a time where you

Chief Executive Officer Interview Questions

Chief Executive Officer Interview Questions The CEO Interview process can be lengthy and daunting for any board. Cowen Partners is a national executive search firm and we have assembled a list of top Chief Executive Officer interview questions for your board to utilize when interviewing CEOs and making the right hire.    Cowen Partners Executive

Interim CFO Manhattan

Interim CFO Manhattan An interim CFO serves as a stop gap between the incoming and outgoing CFO’s. Utilized for an unplanned CFO exit or a lengthy executive search, they are great for maintaining critical company processes and momentum. Our team of CFO Consultants have a vested interest in your success. Many have worked at respected

Why Value-Driven Organizations Will Excel Post-COVID

Why Value-Driven Organizations Will Excel Post-COVID   COVID-19 spread like wildfire across the globe and devastated hundreds of macro and micro-communities and economies in its path. Indeed, the virus has scorched our American economic landscape beyond recognition. What was once a healthy, profitable, and tested climate, ripe with clear-cut standards and methods of success, is

Sales Executive Recruitment | Building A Winning Sales Team

Sales Executive Recruitment | Building A Winning Sales Team   Cowen Partners Executive Search outlines sales executive recruitment as part of our sales leadership recruiting practice for companies competing for sales talent. Accomplished individual contributors and proven sales leaders are the key difference between companies positioned to win in the future and those that will

Sales Executive Job Description

Sales Executive Job Description Cowen Partners Executive Search Outlines a Sales Executive Job Description as part of our sales leadership recruiting practice. About Us Section This role will manage and maintain relationships with clients in an assigned vertical as you expand sales throughout your region.   Skills & Requirements 5 years total successful sales experience

Chief Financial Officer Job Description

Chief Financial Officer CFO Job Description Develops financial well-being of the organization by providing financial projections and accounting services, preparing growth plans, and directing staff. Accomplishes finance human resource strategies by determining accountabilities; communicating and enforcing values, policies, and procedures; implementing recruitment, selection, orientation, training, coaching, counseling, disciplinary, and communication programs; planning, monitoring, appraising, and

Recruiting upper-level management in the age of Covid-19

Recruiting upper-level management in the age of Covid-19   Originally published in the Puget Sound Business Journal – Seattle, WA Shawn Cole is President and Co-Founder of Cowen Partners Executive Search. Although the country has experienced higher unemployment rates than those of the Great Depression and the great recession, unemployment rates for senior-level executives have

Companies Need Business Minded General Counsels

Companies Need Business Minded General Counsels General counsels are currently expected to take on more responsibilities than ever before within their organizations. In the past, their main job was to guard the company against legal and ethical offenses, but the role is so much more than that now. In addition to avoiding legal infractions, general

5 Important Questions to Ask When Recruiting General Counsel

5 Important Questions to Ask When Recruiting General Counsel The general counsel position is a major part of the executive leadership team. You need someone who displays great leadership skills, sound judgment, and a strong sense of ethics. Finding a candidate who meets all of these expectations as well as your business needs can be

Finding Top In-House Legal Talent

Finding Top In-House Legal Talent Capable in-house legal talent is a vital part of your company’s team, and finding top legal talent is necessary if you expect to compete in today’s economy. You cannot afford to make mistakes when locating the right candidate for Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Counsel, General Counsel, or other key legal

Recruiting and Hiring in the Age of Covid-19

Recruiting and Hiring in the Age of Covid-19   The outbreak of COVID-19 at the outset of 2020 left the global economy at a standstill with dozens of countries combatting economic, health care, and educational collapse. As the virus spiraled into an unprecedented pandemic, hundreds of companies halted operations, resorted to layoffs and furloughs, and

How to Choose an Executive Search Firm

How to Choose an Executive Search Firm Receive our  “How to Choose an Executive Search Firm” brochure. Designed for companies seeking an executive search firm service. Reaching out to an executive search firm often plays a key role in answering this question. Executive search firms are talent acquisition specialists who invest their entire careers focused on

Executive Search Case Studies

Executive Search Case Studies Issue A national enterprise software and business intelligence consultancy was having trouble identifying and retaining qualified sales directors. The company had relied unsuccessfully on referrals, job ads, and third-party recruiters for years without success. Solution Cowen Partners was referred to the company by a new board member. With extensive experience in

General Counsel | Capitalizing on In-House Counsel

General Counsel | Saving Company Cash and Improving Strategy An in-house counsel, such as General Counsel or Chief Counsel, becomes a cost-saving investment when it seeks the right specialty legal advice from trusted and qualified specialists. They can manage outside legal advisors with a keener, more experienced eye, and free up time that would have

Weekly Remote Hiring Best Practices

Weekly Remote Hiring Best Practices Develop a Consistent Hiring Process: Hiring has been turned upside down due to COVID-19. Having a consistent, structured hiring process has never been more important. Small actions can make a huge difference: Post clear and detailed job descriptions, schedule interviews in a timely manner, and make hiring decisions as efficiently

Remember Your ABCs: Moving From Theory to Practice When Recruiting for Executive Diversity

Remember Your ABCs: Moving From Theory to Practice When Recruiting for Executive Diversity Scanning the headlines today, you will undoubtedly come across stories about the need to build diverse workforces at all organizational levels, particularly the C-suite. The conversation has been driven in large part by the strength of the Black Lives Matter movement, in addition to recent

How to Cultivate Employee Loyalty During COVID-19 and Beyond

How to Cultivate Employee Loyalty During COVID-19 and Beyond American commerce has long been grounded in a kind of Darwinism: It’s about the survival of the fittest in an expansive and cutthroat economic ecosystem. The strongest companies survive; the weak go extinct. It used to be that creating an economic powerhouse meant reducing employees to numbers on a

Interim CFOs Are Keeping Companies Alive in the Face of COVID-19

Interim CFOs Are Keeping Companies Alive in the Face of COVID-19 For companies who needed to hire new CFOs at the start of this calendar year, now Interim CFOs are pioneering the post-pandemic economic landscape. For companies who needed to hire new CFOs at the start of this calendar year, now Interim CFOs are pioneering

Five Industries That Hire In-house Counsel the Most

Five Industries That Hire In-house Counsel the Most Finance: Everything from investment banking to private equity, these businesses are littered with high stakes contracts. Tech: Whether software or hardware, tech is littered with legal red tape including patents, litigation, and IPO. Entertainment: With the abundance of copyrights, licensing and royalties, in-house counsel is a must.

Building A Winning Sales Team: Tactical and Strategic Leadership

Building A Winning Sales Team: Tactical and Strategic Leadership “Hire sales people who are really smart problem solvers, but lack courage, hunger and competitiveness, and your company will go out of business.” — Ben Horowitz Companies compete for sales talent. Accomplished individual contributors and proven sales leaders are the key difference between companies positioned to

Chief Revenue Officer | The Ultimate Hiring Guide

Chief Revenue Officer | The Ultimate Hiring Guide Cowen Partners is a national sales recruiting firm and we have put together what we believe is the ultimate guide to hiring a Chief Chief Revenue Officer. Designed for CEO’s, we outline the major issues encountered by an organization when hiring a CRO. Growing business revenue is

Chief Financial Officer | The Ultimate Hiring Guide

  Chief Financial Officer | The Ultimate Hiring Guide   Cowen Partners conducts more CFO searches a month than most executive search firms do all year. Because of this, we have put together what we believe is the ultimate guide to hiring a Chief Financial Officer. Designed for CEO’s, we outline the major issues encountered

Chief Revenue Officer: Job Description and Responsibilities

Chief Revenue Officer: Job Description and Responsibilities Ash Wendt, President Companies are evolving to aim for greater and sustained revenue growth, focusing on revenue creation, and capitalizing on opportunities created by digital services and products, which has made hiring the right Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) one of the most critical hires a company can make. As the

Cowen Partners Announces 2020 Winners of HealthTech

NEWS PROVIDED BY Cowen Partners Cowen Partners Recognizes the Top HealthTech Companies of 2020 – Cowen Partners | Executive Search + Consulting NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, July 13, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Cowen Partners, a national executive search and consulting firm, announced today the winners of its 2020 Best-of Awards Program for technology-based healthcare solution companies.

The Best Los Angeles Executive Search Firm

The Best Los Angeles Executive Search Firm It is not easy to find a top candidate for an executive role. The process is time-consuming, expensive, and competitive. An executive search firm, however, makes the recruitment process a whole lot easier. A search firm can find some of the best high-level candidates and will even recruit

Is Outside Sales Dead?

Is Outside Sales Dead? The structure and operations of sales departments have been changing across industries and sectors for decades. As with nearly every other facet of life, the rise and integration of technology have triggered significant consumer behavior changes. As any good salesperson would say, you need to sell in the way that clients

Why Use Executive Search Firms?

Why Use Executive Search Firms? It is often said that senior-level executives can “make or break” a company. There is no doubt that in an organization, every employee holds importance. However, a bad CEO or other executive can quickly take the company off-track and send it into a tailspin, which is why it’s extremely important

CFO 2020: The Modern CFO

CFO 2020: The Modern CFO There’s a CFO crisis in the global economy. According to a 2015 study published by KPMG, 2/3 of surveyed CEOs believe that CFOs will increase in their significance over the next three years (which, incidentally, they have). Yet, 1/3 of those CEOs feel that their CFO is not up to

What Private Equity Firms Want CFOs to Know

What Private Equity Firms Want CFOs to Know Many chief financial officers (CFOs) are excited by the opportunity to lead a private equity portfolio company’s financials. The position looks good on a resume, often comes with a certain prestige and monetary bump; however, many CFOs do not realize what it takes to be successful at

Interim CFO vs Fractional CFO: Which One Does Your Business Need?

Interim CFO vs Fractional CFO: Which One Does Your Business Need? There is no doubt that a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is one of the most valuable assets of a company. Be it a blue chip company or a small business, every entity needs a skilled person to take care of its financials. Although startups

How to Create the Right Enterprise Sales Team

How to Create the Right Enterprise Sales Team Building an enterprise sales team is a process that takes careful consideration. Sales, particularly enterprise sales, are all about relationships. You need people who can connect with multiple prospective clients, including multiple decision makers, and get them excited about your product. Below are a few tips that

Should Your Company Hire Its First In-House Counsel?

When Should Your Company Hire Its First In-House Counsel? In an age when outsourcing is the trend, and companies are relying on outside hires more than ever to help grow their operations and expand their position in the marketplace, it can be difficult to know how and when to insource specialized professional services. Specially, when

High-Level Hires: When Is Good Not Good Enough?

High-Level Hires: When Is Good Not Good Enough?  In today’s economic climate, C-level executives hold dynamic roles that can generate growth and success within an organization. Likewise, they also have the potential to decrease company market value when they aren’t fully capitalizing on their roles and responsibilities. Unfortunately, comfort and complacency among high-level executives are

8 Steps to Building Enterprise Sales Revenue

VIDEO: 8 Steps to Building Enterprise Sales Revenue Cowen Partners Executive Search Cowen Partners is a national executive search and consulting firm. Our clients are both small and large, publicly traded, private, and non-profit organizations. With our proven processes and guaranteed results, we have successfully placed hundreds of candidates in industries including technology, commercial real estate,

Internship Opportunity – Vancouver Office

Intern – Executive Recruiter Cowen Partners | Executive Search + Consulting Location: Vancouver WA THE ROLE Interns are members of the research team who focus on the finding the best executive candidates for our Partners to reach out to. They gather, synthesize, and present information about the people, industries, products, and talent markets relevant to

What is the Average Salary of a CFO?

What is the Average CFO Salary? The Wall Street Journal published a list of the five highest-paid CFO’s late last year. The list cited high power executives, including Safra Catz at Oracle Corp. ($108.3 million), Ruth M. Porat at Alphabet Inc. ($47.3 million), Luca Maestri at Apple Inc. ($26.5 million), Michael Fleisher at Wayfair Inc. ($23.6 million),

How to Grow Your Enterprise Sales

Use These Proven Strategies to Grow Your Enterprise Sales Do you offer an enterprise solution for big businesses? Are you looking for new ways to grow your business and increase sales? While enterprise businesses only make up one third of all companies, generating new enterprise sales leads is easy once you understand the various techniques

8 Steps to Building Enterprise Sales Revenue

Use These Proven Steps to Grow Enterprise Sales Revenue Enterprise sales is how companies can make a large profit, which is why most new companies try to work toward this goal. Enterprise sales refers to when businesses obtain large complex deals from Fortune 500 companies. Enterprise, or complex sales, differs from transactional or SMB (small-medium

Executive Recruiter Says Good CFOs are Hard to Come By

Executive Recruiter Says Good CFOs Are Hard to Come By (Especially IPO & PE / VC Experienced CFOs) Feb 24, 2020 (Investing Alerts) — According to Pitchbook, a leading financial data provider that covers global venture capital, private equity (PE) and public markets, private equity’s IPO pipeline is filling up after a slow 2019. The number of

The Best Chicago Executive Search Firm

The Best Chicago Executive Search Firm It is not easy to find a top candidate for an executive role. The process is time-consuming, expensive, and competitive. An executive search firm, however, makes the recruitment process a whole lot easier. A search firm can find some of the best high-level candidates and will even recruit impressive

The Best Seattle Executive Search Firm

The Best Seattle Executive Search Firm It is not easy to find a top candidate for an executive role. The process is time-consuming, expensive, and competitive. An executive search firm, however, makes the recruitment process a whole lot easier. A search firm can find some of the best high-level candidates and will even recruit impressive

What Private Equity Firms Need in an Interim CFO

What Private Equity Firms in Portland, OR Need in an Interim CFO  Consulting Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) play an important role at private equity (PE) portfolio companies. An interim CFO can be strategically added to a company’s team to navigate a merger or acquisition, implement new systems, or serve as a critical stop gap between

What Private Equity Firms Need in an Interim CFO

What Private Equity Firms in Seattle, WA Need in an Interim CFO  Consulting Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) play an important role at private equity (PE) portfolio companies. An interim CFO can be strategically added to a company’s team to navigate a merger or acquisition, implement new systems, or serve as a critical stop gap between

Cowen Partners Executive Search Named “Top Executive Search Firm” for 2019

Cowen Partners Executive Search Named “Top Executive Search Firm” for 2019 For the three years in a row, Cowen Partners Executive Search has been named one of the nation’s top CFO search firms. PORTLAND, OR, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the CATEGORIES of C-Suite Executive Search, CFO Search Firms, Chief Financial Officer

Why Your Company Needs a Chief Revenue Officer

Why Your Company Needs a Chief Revenue Officer Growing business revenue is never easy. Even more difficult is achieving consistent revenuegrowth across the lifetime of a business. To address this challenge, a growing number ofcompanies are restructuring their leadership framework to add a C-level position, a Chief RevenueOfficer (CRO), to their team. What Is A

Interim CFO Portland

Interim CFO Portland An interim CFO serves as a stop gap between the incoming and outgoing CFO’s. Utilized for an unplanned CFO exit or a lengthy executive search, they are great for maintaining critical company processes and momentum. Our team of CFO Consultants have a vested interest in your success. Many have worked at respected

CFO Consulting Portland, OR

CFO Consulting Case Studies – Portland, OR Issue $75M manufacturer required temporary help to improved cost accounting and inventory management processes. Solution Cowen Partners provided a manufacturing experienced CFO to work hand in hand with leadership to address poor inventory management, imprecise understanding of product costs, and delayed financial reporting. Issue $600M ecommerce retailer’s Corporate

CFO Consulting

CFO Consulting Case Studies Issue $75M manufacturer required temporary help to improved cost accounting and inventory management processes. Solution Cowen Partners provided a manufacturing experienced CFO to work hand in hand with leadership to address poor inventory management, imprecise understanding of product costs, and delayed financial reporting. Issue $600M ecommerce retailer’s Corporate Controller gave two

CFO Search Firm

CFO Search Firm – Interview Questions for CFOs Cowen Partners is a national CFO search firm and has a strong record of finding qualified Chief Financial Officers for public, private and non-profit organizations. Below you will find CFO interview questions to identify a qualified CFO for your organization. Functional Experience Competency Area: Strategy Ask Questions About: Key

Why Use Executive Search Firms?

Why Use an Executive Search Firm in Portland, Oregon? It is often said that senior-level executives can “make or break” a company. There is no doubt that in an organization, every employee holds importance. However, a bad CEO or other executive can quickly take the company off-track and send it into a tailspin, which is

Cowen Partners Recognizes the Top Personality Tests in 2020

Cowen Partners Recognizes the Top Personality Tests in 2020 Cowen Partners, a national executive search firm, announced today the winners of its 2020 Best-of Awards Program for personality tests. They have rounded up the best personality tests for employers to identify top job candidates, all while working remotely and avoiding face to face interviews. Are

Top Video Interviewing Platforms in 2020

Top Video Interviewing Platforms in 2020 Cowen Partners Recognizes the Top Video Interviewing Software in 2020 Cowen Partners, a national executive search firm, announced today the winners of its 2020 Best-of Awards Program for video interviewing platforms. They have rounded up the best video interviewing software platforms for employers to interview top job candidates, all

Qualities of a Private Equity CEO

Qualities of a Private Equity CEO CEO turnover within private equity firms is shockingly high. According to a 2017 survey by AlixPartners, as many as 58 percent of private equity CEOs are replaced within the first two years of acquisition. Switching CEOs after two years can be detrimental to a PE firm’s return on investment given that

Cowen Partners Recognizes the Top Video Interviewing Platforms and Personality Tests in 2020

Cowen Partners Recognizes the Top Video Interviewing Platforms & Personality Tests in 2020 Cowen Partners, a national executive search firm, announced today the winners of its 2020 Best-of Awards Program for video interviewing platforms and personality tests. They have rounded up the best video interviewing software platforms and personality tests for employers to identify top

5 Traits to Look For In A-Players

5 Traits to Look For In A-Players Whether you are a business owner, CEO or hiring manager, you have probably been told at least once to hire an “A-player”. What is an A-player? They are the employees who always go above and beyond, have a champion’s mindset, and integrity. Who wouldn’t want to add an

Is Your Business Ready For The Demands Of Private Equity?

Is Your Business Ready For The Demands Of Private Equity? As Warren Buffett said, “Rule number one: Never lose money. Rule number two: Never forget rule number one.” Whether you are the CEO/founder of a startup or an older, privately held business, there may come a time where you and your colleagues are seeking outside

Operating Partner Job Description

Private Equity Operating Partner Job Description Operating Partner Job Summary The Operating Partner (OP) will work closely with the Board of Directors and investors to position companies for growth, identify acquisitions and work through cross synergy opportunities with other portfolio companies. They will also drive office expansion and recruiting, onboarding, and development strategies of other

When Is Good Not Good Enough?

When Is Good Not Good Enough? In today’s economic climate, C-level executives hold dynamic roles that can generate growth and success within an organization. Likewise, they also have the potential to decrease company market value when they aren’t fully capitalizing on their roles and responsibilities. Unfortunately, comfort and complacency among high-level executives are some of

Is Outside Sales Dead?

Is Outside Sales Dead? The structure and operations of sales departments have been changing across industries and sectors for decades. As with nearly every other facet of life, the rise and integration of technology have triggered significant consumer behavior changes. As any good salesperson would say, you need to sell in the way that clients

11 Reasons Why Companies Hire Executive Search Firms

11 Reasons Why Companies Hire Executive Search Firms When it comes to finding a suitable candidate for a senior position at your company, time is of the essence. Leave the position vacant for too long, and you risk unnecessary disruptions in operations. Fill it with an incompetent candidate, and the long-term cost will weigh heavily

Why Use Executive Search Firms?

Why Use an Executive Search Firm in Seattle, Washington? It is often said that senior-level executives can “make or break” a company. There is no doubt that in an organization, every employee holds importance. However, a bad CEO or other executive can quickly take the company off-track and send it into a tailspin, which is

Today’s Business is Driven by Data

Today’s Business is Driven by Data As the leader of a company, CEOs make a fundamentally large portion of corporate decisions, including management, operations, and sales development. In order to do that effectively, they need to have the best, updated forecasting resources to make sound decisions and be confident in the outcomes. This is vital

7 Tips for Selling to Enterprise Businesses

7 Tips for Selling to Enterprise Businesses – Enterprise Sales Enterprise Sales to large and enterprise-sized businesses requires a different approach compared to small and medium-sized businesses. Why? Due to deal size and level of sophistication.   Only 0.32% out of 6,064,000 businesses in the U.S. qualify as large or enterprise sized businesses, according to

Interim CFO Portland

Interim CFO Portland, OR An interim CFO serves as a stop gap between the incoming and outgoing CFO’s. Utilized for an unplanned CFO exit or a lengthy executive search, they are great for maintaining critical company processes and momentum. Our team of CFO Consultants have a vested interest in your success. Many have worked at

Cowen Partners Welcomes Hayden Humphrey, Associate Recruiter, to the Cowen Partners Team

Cowen Partners Welcomes Hayden Humphrey, Associate Recruiter, to the Cowen Partners Team Cowen Partners | Executive Search + Consulting welcomes Associate Recruiter Humphrey to the team. Hayden has been assigned to support our Partners on large national searches. COWEN PARTNERS | EXECUTIVE SEARCH + CONSULTING Cowen Partners is a national executive search and consulting firm.

2020 Executive Recruiter Rankings – Hunt Scanlon Media

2020 RECRUITER RANKINGS SPECIAL ISSUE Top 10 Executive Search Firms Korn Ferry Spencer Stuart Russell Reynolds Associates Heidrick & Struggles Egon Zehnderd Diversified Search Group True Odgers Berndtson Kaye/Bassman – Sanford Rose WittKieffer

CEO’s Demand More Data to Make Informed Decisions on The Fly

CEO’s Demand More Data to Make Informed Decisions on The Fly As the leader of a company, CEOs make a fundamentally large portion of corporate decisions, including management, operations, and sales development. In order to do that effectively, they need to have the best, updated forecasting resources to make sound decisions and be confident in

What is the Average Salary of a CFO?

What is the Average Salary of a CFO? The Wall Street Journal published a list of the five highest-paid CFO’s late last year. The list cited high power executives, including Safra Catz at Oracle Corp. ($108.3 million), Ruth M. Porat at Alphabet Inc. ($47.3 million), Luca Maestri at Apple Inc. ($26.5 million), Michael Fleisher at Wayfair Inc.

What is a Chief Revenue Officer & Why Your Company Needs a CRO

What is a Chief Revenue Officer & Why Your Company Needs a CRO Chief Revenue Officer: Growing business revenue is never easy. Even more difficult is achieving consistent revenue growth across the lifetime of a business. To address this challenge, a growing number of companies are restructuring their leadership framework to add a C-level position,

100+ Chief Operating Officer COO Interview Questions

100+ Chief Operating Officer COO Interview Questions Cowen Partners has put together the best COO interview questions for client companies. The chief operating officer (COO) is a senior executive tasked with overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of a business. The COO typically reports directly to the chief executive officer (CEO) and is considered to be second in the chain of

Chief Operating Officer Job Description

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